Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Area map
Countries with best, worst passports
Emirates247 - 10/3/2015 11:55:37 PM
Although the world is becoming more globalised ... The dramatic climb can be attributed to a new agreement with the EU for visa-free travel to 36 countries including the 26 Schengen area states, which was made public in May this year.
Rising numbers of Syrian refugees return home as conditions in host countries worsen
FOX News - 10/5/2015 5:48:10 PM
The returns, along with the increasing migration to Europe, signal that conditions in regional host countries have become increasingly ... Recent aid cuts by underfunded agencies, particularly the World Food Program, have been devastating.
12 countries sign Trans-Pacific Partnership
Sky News - 10/6/2015 1:07:48 PM
Twelve Pacific rim countries have sealed a deal creating the world's largest free trade area, delivering President Barack Obama a major policy triumph, a US Official says. The deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, led by the United States and Japan ...
12 reasons why Luxembourg is the best country in the world
San Francisco Gate - 10/4/2015 1:17:20 PM
Luxembourg has a stable political landscape and is the 9th least corrupt country in the world. Until 2013 and for 19 years, the country was lead by the head of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), Jean-Claude Juncker, who is now the President of the ...
Huntsman World Senior Games welcome athletes at ‘Grand Opening Ceremonies’
St George Utah - 10/4/2015 11:25:47 PM
Since 1987, the games have hosted 73 different countries at the event. With so many people coming into the area, the economic impact is significant. Huntsman World Senior Games estimates that there are around $19.2 million that flow into the local economy ...
The Latest: China 'awarded' by Nobel prize in medicine
Winona Daily News - 10/5/2015 6:56:46 AM
Jan Andersson says that as a result of the laureates' discoveries, the World Health Organization now has a plan aimed at eradicating river blindness in the 31 countries where the ... is kind of a low-profile research area, but microorganisms are extremely ...
12 Pacific countries seal huge free trade deal
The Express Tribune - 10/6/2015 6:55:35 AM
ATLANTA: Twelve Pacific rim countries sealed the deal on Monday on creating the world’s largest free trade area, delivering President Barack Obama a major policy triumph. The deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, led by the United States and Japan ...
World briefs: French Riviera hit by deadly flash floods
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 10/5/2015 3:57:48 AM
Helicopters patrolled the area and 27,000 homes ... Also in the world … Thousands of Myanmar’s nationalist monks and their supporters prayed, clapped and held speeches at a large rally in the country's biggest city on Sunday, in a show of growing ...
Indian Athletes Should be Ambitious to Achieve Success at the World Stage: Sebastian Coe
NDTV - 10/5/2015 6:52:35 PM
New Delhi: In his first official visit to a member country after assuming office in August, earlier this year, world athletics body IAAF chief ... It's a technical and complicated area and WADA is looking into the issue. But every sport has issues.
Rugby World Cup 2015: talking points from the weekend’s action
The Guardian - 10/5/2015 6:59:45 PM
under-performing camp into potential World Cup winners. Joe Schmidt has steered Ireland to two Six Nations titles in two attempts. Lancaster has done a valuable job in rebuilding his country’s off-field image and restoring pride in the shirt but his 60% ...
World Bank: Extreme poverty 'to fall below 10%'
BBC - 10/6/2015 10:51:48 AM
South Asia was also flagged as an area where extreme poverty was concentrated, despite major gains in reducing poverty. The World Bank says the downward trend is due to strong growth rates in developing countries and investments in education, health ...
Google Trekker volunteers carrying the world’s view on their backs
The Columbian - 10/4/2015 10:14:12 PM
SPOKANE — The world will soon have virtual access to paddling the Little ... Volunteers this month are escorting the Google Trekker along some of the area’s signature routes. The high-tech digital imaging device will provide panoramic Street View ...
African countries show commitment to a fair and binding climate deal in Paris
Modern Ghana - 10/5/2015 1:27:29 AM
It’s affecting the whole world ... Country is a net carbon sink. Guinea Bissau: Aims to boost renewables' share of the energy mix to 80% by 2030 and develop a national reforestation programme by 2025. Section on adaptation includes to increase protected ...
Area colleges warn about threat of violence
The Morning Call - 10/3/2015 11:55:37 PM
"Since the shooting last week at a community college in Oregon, the FBI has seen similar social media postings throughout the country," the Drexel posting reads. The statement posted on Penn's website reads: "In an abundance of caution we are working ...
Grand Country Manor in Ridgefield Hits The Market For $5.9 Million
Patch - 10/6/2015 3:49:28 AM
“This world-class country retreat beautifully melds with its natural setting ... “Its unique setting -- combined with its rare architectural details -- makes it an area standout and a prized home-site.” While paying homage to a classic country ...